FC camp incorporates musicians

FC International hopes their summer football camps hit the right notes.

The organisation will be featuring local musicians at its George Town session next week. The T.E. McField Sports Centre (commonly called the Annex) is expected to serve as the venue. FC International President Kennedy Ebanks spoke about who would be performing and the reasoning for the initiative.

“Wednesday, 22 August, will be the featured day of the camp,” Ebanks said. “We will have Lammie, Charles ‘Greg’ Gregory of Hopscotch Recording Studios and jazz player Eddie Solomon providing music to the kids from roughly 9.30am until 11.30am.

“Lammie and those guys were recently honoured by our government for giving of their time and effort to the art. Those guys are musicians and we’re letting the kids see they are professional. By talking to the kids in a fun atmosphere, we hope they will motivate youngsters to be professional in football and in life.”

A staple of the usual summer offerings, FC International’s free camp runs at the Annex from Monday, 20 August until Friday, 24 August. Kids aged 6-16 can come out and learn football fundamentals and hear from guest speakers from 9am until 1pm.

In years past, the camp has offered an interesting collection of community figures as guest speakers included Ronald Forbes and Speaker of the House Mary Lawrence. This year, the line-up includes Renard Moxam, Lenny Hew, Graham Rankin, Ralph Williams and Prison Director Dwight Scott.

From here, FC will be staging one-week camps across the Cayman Islands, heading out to locales like Fairbanks Prison, Lighthouse School, North Side and Cayman Brac.

Registration for the George Town camp can be done at the Annex. For more information, call Elbert McLean at 925-7296 or call FC International at 926-1993.